Fromtheirpointofview, theywerelookingatthecelestialsphereofstarsthatwereof a fixedpositioninthesky.

Somewouldappeartomovealongineclipticpathoverthefixedstarsfor a durationof 360 days, movingonedegree a daythesameAriansandBabyloniansalsousedtheSECSuggestiblenumbersystem, whichbasicallyuses 60 is a basenumberwhenmakingcalculations.

60 is a highlycompositenumber, justlike 360.

Ithas 12 factors.

123456 10 12 15 2030 and 60.

Thismakesitgreatforsimplifyingcommoncalculations.

Imagineitlikethis.

Using 60 is a basenumberyoucanhalfquarterandthirditveryeasilyhalfequals 30 a quarterequals 15 and 1/3 equals 20 Niceroundnumbers.

Nowlet's doitwith 100 halfequals 50 a quarterequals 25 butthethirdequals 33.3.

RecurringsomeariansandBabylonianisworkedout.

Thatdaytodaycalculationswouldbemucheasierusing 60 ratherthan 100 oranyotherrelativelylownumberifyoutook a circleandtrytofitanequalactualtriangleinsidersusingthecircle's radius, youcouldfit a totalofsixwithinthecircle.

Usingthesexadjustablesystem, eachwouldhave a basevalueof 60 whichmultipliedbysixis 360.

Soinputtingthesefactorstogether, wecansaythesearethemostprobablereasonswhywehave 360 degreesin a circle.